Sails: Come and find out how to manage them

The Sail Doctor Team from Port Edgar are coming along to lead our Training……
 
                   7:30pm  Tuesday 27th March 2018 in the Bell Block

 

At our first Off the Water Training in January, we discussed our next session  which is on Sails and how they work! There was a lot of enthusiasm and lots of  questions put forward:

We will have 30 minutes very basic chat. There will be something for everyone!
Here are some of the questions:

 

  • How do you set up a rig?
  • Light wind sailing…Is it best to have the main outhaul on tight…Downwind or outhaul eased?


  • Best way to increase luff tension in foresail: Tighten halyard or pull on backstay?


  • When do you employ kicker?


  • Tips for light airs sailing…..


  • Do you have to do anything different when trimming a furling foresail than you do when using standard genoa?


  • How do all the different tell tails work?


  • How do you get the best out of old sails and what can the Sail Doctor offer to do to upgrade old sails, if anything?

 

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RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station – Saturday 13th January 2018

Come along to RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat station on Saturday 13th January to hear about one of Scotland’s busiest inshore lifeboat stations.  Our talk/tour will start at 11am and will last 1 – 1.5 hours –  pub lunch after perhaps!

Meet at Hawes Pier, Hawes Brae, South Queensferry, EH30 9TB  at 10.50am.

Please let me know if you can make it by emailing libbygunn@blueyonder.co.uk If anyone needs a lift get in touch.

 

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Prize Giving and Christmas Party 2017

Christmas jumpers at the ready, our Annual Prize Giving and Christmas Party is on Saturday 2nd December at Trinity Bowling Club from 7pm.

Come along to find out who’s won the prizes, eat your way through the buffet and catch up with your fellow sailors over a drink or two. There will be party games for the kids (and the big kids).
Donations for the raffle welcome, tickets will be on sale on the night – money raised will go to the RNLI.
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This Weeks Sailing – Dunbar Weekend

Two events in one this weekend with destination Dunbar for their annual music festival. Please see link below for a note from Willy for the final Cruise in Company which also has a handy link to the music festival programme. It should also be noted that this is included in this years racing programme so please see the handbook for details. As the race pretty much mirrors the cruise why don’t all boats just take a start and finish time per the instructions. And if you don’t have a handicap no need to worry as Ken is more than happy to supply one.

There is healthy interest so far including: Malin; Eclipse; Misty Blue; Early Bird; Belle Ile and Kashangi II so it would be great if others could join us. Tides are a wee bit awkward but not impossible and the weather at this stage looks much more promising than it was last year. Please contact Ken, Willy or myself if anyone has any concerns or wishes to talk through anything.

So, whether you intend to cruise down in company leaving at 10.30am on Friday or any other time on Friday or Saturday, or you choose to race on Friday or Saturday it would be good to see as many as can make it for some fun in Dunbar.

Hopefully see you there!

Dunbar Weekend 2017 

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